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Friday, November 30, 2018

HG MS-08TX/N Efreet Nacht


Introduction: 

For those not familiar with the MS-08TX Efreet, it was a very limited production mobile suit developed and constructed on Earth by a branch of the Zeon armed forces. Despite output performing the MS-07B Gouf in close quarters ground combat, the MS-09B Dom would put an end to the production run of the Efreet.

The MS-08TX/N Efreet Nacht is a variant of the base model design. Designed for stealth and night operations the Nacht features jamming, sensor baffling equipment, and smoke dischargers in addition to components to limit its thermal signature. The Efreet is equipped with several ‘cold’ melee weapons including a unique sword and four kunai, all of which are capable of delivering an electrical jolt capable of disabling or destroying a mobile suits electrical systems. The Nacht also features a 3 barreled machine gun integrated into the left forearm. The stealth hardware and focus on melee combat would make the Efreet a terrifying opponent.

 While I really like a lot of elements of this mobile suit’s in-universe backstory, one thing that isn’t addressed is... In the 08th MS team series, we're introduced to the idea that the EFF has the ability to accurately track mobile suits by listening to the amplified vibrations from the ground. Eledore demonstrates that this equipment can be used to identify mobile suit movement and location in relation to each other as well as their model type.  So, unless the Efreet has an MS sized pair of sound muffling bunny slippers, I think many of its stealth advantages may not amount to much.

 Kit talk: 

This kit was a P-Bandai release which is a bit of bummer because it seems to have a pretty strong fan following. 

Since this is a P-Bandai kit, and It may not currently available from JoJoHobbyandStuff. But, you can still get an extra 12% off just about anything in their store using coupon code "GOODGUNPLA"!


I think most people will either love or loathe the aesthetics of this kit. I personally really like the ninja vibe this kit gives off. But, I think the spiky shoulders may have gone too far; and the word ‘edge-lord’ definitely comes to mind. 


Speaking of which... the shoulders were by far, the most frustrating element of this kit each spike was an individual piece and they didn’t fit very well into the shoulder. I added and sharpened pla plate to each spike to make them super pointy, and I used putty and primer to fill gaps around the base of each spike. Don’t get me wrong, they look great now, but they took way longer than desired to fix.

This kit received a dark coat of blue and purple paint to emphasize the ninja/night ops themes. Decals are taken from the HG Blue Destiny decal set from 2018. I purposely chose to minimize the number of decals featured on the build as the bright white would give away the position of the MS. 



Photos:

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I drilled out the solid mono eye and replaced it with an auroa dome from Wave. 

Action Poses:









Since this is a P-Bandai kit, and It may not currently available from JoJoHobbyandStuff. But, you can still get an extra 12% off just about anything in their store using coupon code "GOODGUNPLA"!